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Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2015
Ask Schmehl: On Justin Verlander's MRI exam and whether Tigers should put Victor Martinez on DL

Ask Schmehl: On Justin Verlander's MRI exam and whether Tigers should put Victor Martinez on DL

The Detroit Tigers have invested a lot of money in Justin Verlander. A lot. So why did they wait so long before asking Verlander to receive an MRI exam? Good question. Dont know. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have invested a lot of money in Justin Verlander. A lot. So why did they wait so long before asking Verlander to receive an MRI exam? Good question. Don't know. When asked that very same question Monday, Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said they "waited until we felt we needed to." But given the Tigers' long-term financial commitment in Verlander,...
Bless You Boys Apr 20, 2015

Justin Verlander injury confirmed as triceps strain by MRI

Justin Verlander had an MRI, so did Victor Martinez, Joe Nathan and Bruce Rondon are progressing well, and the sky isn't falling just yet. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander recently received multiple opinions and tests regarding his right triceps strain, including an MRI. The Detroit Tigers are watching Victor Martinez's health closely, and while he can hit from the right side without pain, there is a plan in place if his knee does not improve. Meanwhile, Bruce Rondon continues his recovery and Joe Nathan felt fine after his latest throwing session. Verlander is still experiencing soreness and...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 20, 2015
Justin Verlander has MRI exam on right arm, results confirm what Detroit Tigers already believed

Justin Verlander has MRI exam on right arm, results confirm what Detroit Tigers already believed

Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand confirmed Monday that Verlander had an MRI exam last Thursday, and said the results of the test offered a similar diagnoses. DETROIT -- Turns out, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander recently underwent tests on his throwing arm. And one of those tests happened to be an MRI exam. Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand confirmed Monday that Verlander had an MRI exam last Thursday, and said the results of the test offered a similar diagnoses as the team's initial diagnosis: a strained right triceps. The news comes a day...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 19, 2015
Justin Verlander won't continue throwing program until soreness subsides; no plans to undergo MRI

Justin Verlander won't continue throwing program until soreness subsides; no plans to undergo MRI

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed there are no plans in place for Justin Verlander to undergo further tests, including an MRI exam. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander's throwing schedule has been put on hold once again. And this time, it could be delayed for a couple days, possibly longer. "I think we're going to wait until he really feels good," Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones said late Sunday. "I don't think he felt bad (Sunday), but I think we're trying to wait until everything gets out of there, and then we'll go from there." Verlander, who was scheduled...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 18, 2015
Detroit Tigers push back Justin Verlander's throwing schedule due to lingering soreness in throwing arm

Detroit Tigers push back Justin Verlander's throwing schedule due to lingering soreness in throwing arm

Its been three days since Justin Verlander had his simulated game cut short, and yet the 32-year-old continued to complain Saturday of soreness in his right throwing arm. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers expected Justin Verlander to be sore today. Just not this sore. It's been three days since Verlander had his simulated game cut short, and yet the 32-year-old continued to complain Saturday of soreness in his right throwing arm. Verlander, who hasn't appeared in a game since March 27 in a Grapefruit League start, was expected to throw at least four innings of 15...
Bless You Boys Apr 18, 2015

Detroit Tigers will 'slow down' Justin Verlander's rehab progress

Justin Verlander's rehab has been slowed once again due to lingering soreness but that doesn't warrant an MRI just yet. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander threw a simulated game on April 15 when the Detroit Tigers took on the Pirates in Pittsburgh. His session was cut short when he felt fatigue, however, Verlander reported no pain. After two days of rest, though, there is still soreness and the Tigers will be slowing down his rehab. Despite the continued soreness, there is no cause for concern, nor does the situation call for an MRI at this point. Verlander hasn't pitched in a game since March 28,...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 17, 2015
Justin Verlander officially ruled out for Tuesday's start; Kyle Lobstein will start against Yankees

Justin Verlander officially ruled out for Tuesday's start; Kyle Lobstein will start against Yankees

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus officially ruled out Justin Verlander for Tuesdays start and announced Friday that left-hander Kyle Lobstein will start Tuesday against the Yankees. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander was a long shot to start Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees. Now, he has no shot. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus officially ruled out Verlander for Tuesday's start and announced early Friday that left-hander Kyle Lobstein will start in his place. "Yeah, (Verlander) won't pitch," Ausmus said. "Lobstein will pitch...
Bless You Boys Apr 17, 2015

Detroit Tigers notes: Victor Martinez sits for 4th game, Justin Verlander will miss next start

Meanwhile, Joe Nathan and Bruce Rondon continue their rehabilitation assignments, and Yoenis Cespedes is DH'ing against the White Sox because of age. DETROIT -- Victor Martinez is out of the lineup for the fourth consecutive game and Justin Verlander will not be making his next start. Kyle Lobstein will get his second major league start of the 2015 season for the Detroit Tigers, and Yoenis Cespedes is serving as the team's designated hitter today. Martinez hasn't started since the road game against the Cleveland Indians on April 12. He's struck out five times in eight games, a number he...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 16, 2015
Twitter Talk: On Justin Verlander, Nick Castellanos, Steven Moya, manager math and the Refreshments

Twitter Talk: On Justin Verlander, Nick Castellanos, Steven Moya, manager math and the Refreshments

The start of every season gets an undue amount of attention because, well, it is the start of the season. First impressions and small sample sizes set the tone for some fans, but its wise to remember the season is a long one. PITTSBURGH -- The start of every baseball season gets an undue amount of attention because, well, it is the start of the season. First impressions and small sample sizes set the tone for some fans, but it's wise to remember the season is a long one. Ponder the 2014 season for the Tigers. They started 27-12 (.692) but then were basically a...
Bless You Boys Apr 15, 2015

Justin Verlander ends bullpen session early, timetable for return still uncertain

Justin Verlander took a big step toward a return to the Tigers' rotation today, throwing a bullpen session without any shoulder pain. Justin Verlander threw three innings of simulated game action today at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. The session was cut short an inning due to fatigue, but Verlander reported no pain and none of the "grabby" sensation he had in previous throwing sessions. While the shoulder fatigue may indicate a need for a few more bullpen sessions to get his arm strength back to 100 percent, it is a positive step forward for the Detroit Tigers' ace who has been on the disabled...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 15, 2015
Justin Verlander not ready to return to rotation; next step will be simulated game or rehab stint

Justin Verlander not ready to return to rotation; next step will be simulated game or rehab stint

Left-hander Kyle Lobstein started Sunday in Cleveland in place of Verlander. The Tigers skipped his spot in the rotation this weekend thanks to a scheduled off-day Thursday. But they will need someone to make a start Tuesday. PITTSBURGH -- Brad Ausmus is not willing to look too far into the future. But anyone who can count days on a calendar can figure that someone is going to have to make one more start -- at least -- in Justin Verlander's spot in the rotation. Verlander threw just 45 pitches Wednesday afternoon during a simulated game at PNC Park before heading...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 15, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander has simulated game cut short after throwing 45 pitches

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander has simulated game cut short after throwing 45 pitches

Justin Verlander was scheduled to throw four innings -- at a minimum -- in a simulated game Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. He threw three. PITTSBURGH -- Justin Verlander was scheduled to throw four innings -- at a minimum -- in a simulated game Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. Verlander threw three innings, then spoke with manager Brad Ausmus and pitching coach Jeff Jones before heading to the clubhouse. The clubhouse does not open to media members until later this afternoon, so it's not clear why the simulated game was cut short. Verlander threw about 15...
The Daily Fungo Apr 13, 2015

Week 1 in Review: Pondering Tigers’ Fast Start

A fast start to any baseball season is infinitely better than the opposite. Impressed by the Tigers’ 6-0 start in the first week of the season? Heck yeah. Good, fun baseball is good, fun baseball — even better when it includes the general destruction of two divisional pests. “Yeah, but it’s only the first week.” True enough. But it’s the first week of a season in which Detroit faces a lopsided intra-division schedule early, in which Justin Verlander, Bruce Rondon and, unexpectedly, Joe Nathan are on the disabled list. It has disaster written all over it, people. Instead, the...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 12, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander throws bullpen session, will pitch in simulated game Wednesday

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander throws bullpen session, will pitch in simulated game Wednesday

Verlander is eligible to return from the disabled list Monday, but the Tigers dont have to use Verlander or Kyle Lobstein, who started in his place Sunday, until April 21. CLEVELAND -- Justin Verlander continues to trend in the right direction. Verlander threw 45 pitches Sunday during a bullpen session at Progressive Field and is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game Wednesday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. "It went about as well as I could have expected," Verlander said. "I didn't feel anything at all." Verlander threw curveballs Sunday, something he didn't do two...

AL, NL power rankings

AMERICAN LEAGUE1. Detroit TigersMaking do without Verlander.2. Kansas City RoyalsLocking up Ventura was smart.3. Toronto Blue JaysSaunders close to returning to action.4. Boston Red SoxWinners of New York marathon.5. Los Angeles AngelsTough start with RISP.6. Baltimore OriolesNorris has rough first outing.7. Oakland AthleticsPomeranz shuts down the Mariners.8. Cleveland IndiansMcAllister struggles in home opener.9. New York YankeesWill Drew contribute on offense?10. Texas RangersFielder comes out swinging.11. Seattle MarinersWeeks off to poor start.12. Houston AstrosMcHugh handcuffs the...

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